Public Safety

September 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
As the Dallas City Council prepares to vote this month on a general fund budget, the future of bike lanes is not looking good.
The Dallas Morning News
September 1, 2018, 11am PDT
In California, agencies are working to redefine enforcement and safety procedures as the number of homeless individuals who seek refuge in vulnerable open or wild landscapes continue to increase.
The Planning Report
Feature
July 2, 2018, 5am PDT
Evidence described here suggests that urban design for "eyes on the street" is not enough to lower crime.
Fanis Grammenos
May 18, 2018, 11am PDT
Shipping coal from Utah to export to Asia through a new cargo facility in Oakland, California took a significant step forward on May 15 with a strongly worded ruling condemning the adequacy of the city of Oakland's environmental analysis.
KQED: California Report
Feature
April 9, 2018, 5am PDT
The mantra “eyes on the street" focuses on the physical and functional traits of urban fabric but fails to explain the high crime rate of my Jacobsian neighbourhood. Time to reconsider, look for explanations, and exchange mantras for research.
Fanis Grammenos
January 7, 2018, 9am PST
Imagine all the people, driving safely and courteously.
The New York Times
January 2, 2018, 5am PST
In Mexico, one popular app illustrates the feasibility and efficacy of women-only transportation models.
CityLab
December 6, 2017, 10am PST
The Trump Administration has been defending the interests of the truck industry against regulations proposed during the Obama Administration.
NPR via KPCC
Blog post
November 29, 2017, 6am PST
The Grenfell Tower Fire in London took the lives of 71 people, and investigators are still searching for lessons from the tragedy. American planners shouldn't neglect these lessons, either.
Kayla Matthews
November 22, 2017, 10am PST
The DART Board of Directors has ordered the expansion of police and security patrols at transit stations in Dallas, while also considering investments in new surveillance technology on light rail lines.
DART Daily
Feature
November 15, 2017, 7am PST
Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind.
Michael R. Boswell, William Riggs
November 10, 2017, 2pm PST
The size of fire trucks frustrates advocates on many sides of the public safety debate. The San Francisco Fire Department sought a solution.
SF.Streetsblog
November 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
Eight people enjoying the Hudson River Greenway in lower Manhattan on Tuesday in the shadow of the World Trade Centered were intentionally mowed down and killed by a driver in a rented pickup truck, following an ISIS playbook that targets pedestrians
New York Daily News
October 21, 2017, 9am PDT
Proposition 2, the Safer Spokane Initiative, would require railroads to reduce health and safety risks posed by certain types of oil and coal trains traveling through specified parts of the city or risk being fined.
The Spokesman-Review
October 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.
Quartz
July 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
The first study to make an attempt at quantifying the value of "eyes on street"—an idea most eloquently described by Jane Jacobs—offers reason to support a mix of uses, with businesses operating later in the evening.
Next City
June 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
June 16, 2017, 10am PDT
The debate over public safety in Downtown St. Paul is once again focused on the city's skyways. There, concerns about access challenge any possible solutions.
MinnPost
May 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
Some local officials in unincorporated Hillsborough County, outside of Tampa, Florida, are trying to take local residents up to the consequences of unmitigated sprawl.
Tampa Bay Times
April 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
In New York state, municipalities can apply to use a new tool that gathers property data and sifts for red flags. The intent is to identify potential blight before it sets in.
NextCity